The Marlborough Police Department SafeCam program is a voluntary program for residents and business owners to register their address as a location that operates a video surveillance system. This registry allows police officers to readily identify known locations throughout Marlborough that have video surveillance systems that could potentially aid police with criminal investigations. SafeCam does not allow access for police to watch or monitor your video surveillance system. This program is simply a registry to let us know you have a video surveillance system.
Why SafeCam? Registering your camera not only helps deter crime, but assists the Department in its overall crime prevention strategy in your neighborhood. SafeCam registration information allows officers to quickly identify a location that may have video footage related to their case. Protect yourself, your family and your community by registering with SafeCam.
How does SafeCam work? When a crime occurs, a police officer would contact with the resident or business not only to determine if someone witnessed the incident, but to determine if anything was captured on video. Many times, when a crime occurs, the officer will go door-to-door in the area near the incident to find out if residents or businesses have a surveillance system that may have captured anything related to the case on video. In these instances, officers do not always know who has video surveillance and residents don’t always know about a crime captured on video by their surveillance system. Participation in SafeCam is cost-free and confidential. You can opt-out of the program at anytime.
Registration Registration is simple and only takes about 10 minutes to complete the steps. You will provide basic information and tell us where your cameras are located. There is no cost associated with registration and your information is confidential. You may delete your registration at any time.
Call of Duty You will only be contacted by the Marlborough Police Department in the event that there is a criminal incident in the vicinity of your security camera. Police personnel, if necessary, may request a copy of any video captured by your camera, which may assist in the investigation of a crime.